There are a number of different types of lung disease that can become disabling in nature. The lungs take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. This procedure which we take for granted, occurs in our bodies thousands of times daily.
Asthma is where the airways suffer from inflammation and occasional spasms. Thus, it causes wheezing and shortness of breath.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can broadly be considered to cover Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema and Asthma. These conditions can be triggered by irritants such as smoke, insecticides, perfumes, etc. COPD can result (over time) in the loss of flexibility or elasticity and make breathing more difficult. Also, coughing becomes a common symptom as well as difficulty in breathing. When oxygen is reduced in your blood stream it can also lead to heart failure. Medications can act to reduce inflammation and ease symptoms. People suffering from COPD have an increased risk of contracting lung cancer.
Lung Cancer is frequently associated with smoking and can come in many forms. Treatment options vary and are determined by the location and type of cancer.
It is important that your treating doctors note your symptoms as a part of your treatment record. It is usually a good idea to prepare a list of your symptoms and remind your doctor of the complete list of symptoms which you are experiencing.
We understand your concerns and that it’s difficult to deal with a government agency when you are trying to also deal with your debilitating condition. We are available to help you through the process of applying for your disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Contact us at 800-641-9781 and let our experience help you.
At the Law Offices of Gary Glenn, we have assisted many clients who have suffered from various types of Lung Disease in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.